Photo Diary: Berlin’s Famous Street Art

November 2015

Though I wouldn’t consider Berlin an architecturally beautiful city given its history of, well, frankly being flattened by the ravages of World War II and then subsequently rebuilt in a utilitarian post-war government fashion with cheap, blocky concrete monstrosities echoing the clean, modernist style of the Bauhaus movement (call me old-fashioned but I prefer the Old World Europe look!), the no-nonsense concrete facades and the ugliness of the post-war political climate that brought the Berlin Wall have been beautified and the cityscape made more colorful in the funky, bohemian style that is Berlin.

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*These pics were taken largely from the Hakescher Markt area and the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the wall, along the Spree River in the Friedrichshain neighborhood in East Berlin.

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